The TN Visa application process goes beyond simply completing and filing a few forms with US immigration officials. A good TN Visa lawyer can really help you, providing a number of important services that you can’t provide for yourself—especially in certain situations.
When should I hire an attorney for my TN Visa?
We recommend using a qualified US Immigration Lawyer with all TN Visa applications. However, we strongly suggest hiring one if any of the following situations apply to you:
- You have previously been refused entry into the United States
- You have a criminal background
- You are seeking entry as a management consultant, TN scientific technician, or will be working in any IT profession
- Your qualifications are not a clear match to any profession on the TN Visa professions list
- You will be working for a Canadian employer while servicing pre-existing contracts in the United States
What can a good TN Visa lawyer do for me?
A good TN Visa lawyer will provide you with a whole host of additional services, including these 6 important things.
1. A TN Visa lawyer provides current advice for your situation.
The TN Visa application process varies depending on the facts of each case. The procedures, forms, filing fees, filing locations, and available TN Visa options and immigration benefits change frequently. The consequences of filing for the wrong immigration benefits also change frequently and can be as mild as a rejected application (which results in processing delays), or as severe as a denial (which results in lost filing fees, additional fees for appeals, and even being placed in removal proceedings).
2. A TN Visa lawyer identifies your potential legal issues.
Your specific situation and the factors involved will ultimately determine what TN Visa options (if any) are available to you. Because the law is constantly changing, options that might have been available in prior years may not be available today. In addition, what can be perceived as a simple process can be complicated by an arrest record, divorce, or other changes in circumstances. Failure to identify potential issues with your situation could result in major immigration consequences, including removal proceedings. A TN Visa lawyer is able to identify your immigration options while advising you of the potential outcome of your case.
3. A TN Visa lawyer identifies the appropriate TN profession and application process for you.
Approaching immigration law with a one size fits all mentality is dangerous and can result in severe consequences. Each and every TN Visa application is unique, and although some cases may be similar, differing facts and circumstances can lead to different immigration options. A TN Visa lawyer is able to identify the appropriate TN profession and application process for you and advise you accordingly.
4. A TN Visa Lawyer identifies the necessary supporting documents for your application.
Since each case is unique, it is necessary to identify and include the necessary supporting documents in support of each TN Visa application. For example, the supporting documents needed to support a TN Visa for a computer systems analyst (CSA) differ from those for a management consultant or an accountant. Each TN Visa application must be approached with particularity, and a TN Visa lawyer is able to not only identify which documents should and should not be included in your application but also advise on additional documents that can be included to strengthen your case.
5. A TN Visa Lawyer has concentrated TN Visa experience.
Due to the specialized nature of immigration law, immigration lawyers do not dabble with immigration law or practice in any other areas of law. They often concentrate their practice solely on immigration law. Even then, some immigration lawyers advertise their ability to practice “all areas” of US Immigration and don’t often have the specific experience and concentration with TN visas necessary to provide accurate advice. The TN Visa lawyers with Richards and Jurusik have more than 20 years of experience specifically with TN Visas, NAFTA, and USMCA. In addition, we are also members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and therefore receive updates on the law and have access to in-depth training. This type of expertise is invaluable and is what you should expect when hiring a TN Visa lawyer.
6. A TN Visa Lawyer gives you peace of mind.
The TN Visa application process can be complex, taxing, and very stressful for all parties involved. Hiring an experienced TN Visa lawyer offers peace of mind, comfort, and reassurance during the application process. Once retained, we provide guidance and reassurance throughout the process at no additional charge.
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Don’t know where to start? If you have questions about whether your particular situation qualifies, contact Richards and Jurusik for help with your TN Visas. We have more than 20 years of experience helping people live and work in the US on TN Visas.